My name is Bo!

Carolina Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Cary, North Carolina - Bo
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Best Friend Pet Adoption

Facts about Bo

  • Breed: Carolina Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10650292-D16-120
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COMMENTS FROM FOSTER:  Bo gets along wonderfully with my two medium-sized dogs, one male and one female. They play on the rough side and he has no trouble keeping up or holding his own, despite 10-15 lb. and several inches difference in weight and size. Bo loves tug, as well as chasing after and tackling the large Jolly Ball. He and my dogs also love taking turns chasing each other around the backyard.

He's a very happy, very energetic pup, but he's also able to quiet down and just hang out. Based on his energy level, speed, personality, and willingness to please, as well as his ability to learn, I think he'd be an awesome agility or flyball candidate! For his own good, he's going to need a lot of exercise/engagement. He would do best in a home with a high fence.  Although he is not tall, if he really, really wanted to scale a 4' fence, he probably could.  

He has met our cats, both of whom do well with respectful dogs, and would very much like to play with them but doesn't seem to get the size disparity. I'm working on helping him learn to respect their space and do not leave them unsupervised.

Bo loves children! He gets very excited around them so I'm working on having him sit to be greeted. I think at this point he'd be too much for children under eight.

Bo goes into his crate on his own for meals or a treat. He can get a little whiney, but quiets down quickly, especially if left with something to chew on. This is getting progressively better each day. He now sits or lays down before I let him out.

His default method of greeting is to jump up toward your face. Despite his shorter stature, he really can jump up that high! He's quickly learning to sit before I crouch down to greet him and is offering a sit for treats as well.

Bo is an awesome little guy! He's super smart, and wonderfully happy. He's going to be somebody's best friend for sure.  He is not phased by much of anything. I'd call him a really solid, resilient little guy.

EVERY DOG HAS A STORY:  Bo, along with many other dogs, were rescued by BFPA right before Hurricane Matthew hit NC.  He was pulled from a rural shelter which got flooded but he was happily in his new foster home by that time.

Some of the information contained in this biography includes approximations based on our expertise and is not guaranteed. We do home visits to finalize adoptions and/or deliver the adopted dog. Therefore, we prefer potential adopters live a reasonable distance to the Triangle area (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) of North Carolina. INTERESTED IN ADOPTING BO?  If so, please fill out our dog adoption application by copying and pasting this link in a new browser window:  


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About Best Friend Pet Adoption

About Our Rescue Group...

Best Friend Pet Adoption (BFPA) is a no-kill animal rescue organization based in central North Carolina. BFPA has no building, office, or shelter. We are an all-foster network committed to helping dogs and cats in need of homes. Individual donations are our most important source of income as we receive no public funding.

Our purpose is to provide medical assistance, foster homes, and adoption services to previously lost, abandoned, abused, or neglected animals in Wake County, NC and the surrounding counties. Our mission is to educate this disposable society in which we live that every life should be valued and cherished and is directly linked to human responsibility and commitment.

Almost all the animals we rescue require immediate medical attention. BFPA never turns away or euthanizes an animal because of the expense involved in returning them to good health. All our rescued animals are evaluated for temperament, examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, microchipped (if possible) and sterilized, if age appropriate. Cats and dogs receive monthly flea/tick preventative and dogs also receive monthly heartworm preventative.

The most important ingredients we provide to these animals are loving care and a safe haven -- something most of them have never experienced. These cats and dogs live in volunteer foster homes until we find them a loving permanent home, however long it takes. We match these precious beings to a single, couple or family who understand cats and dogs should be full participating members of the family. Our hope is that these animals never have to experience being unloved again.

Since our beginning, BFPA has rescued and placed thousands of cats and dogs into their forever homes.

BFPA was created in 1998 by two Raleigh-area women who had volunteered with other established rescues in the Triangle. Their dedication to help homeless dogs and cats has led to an organization that has grown to over 225 volunteers strong.

BFPA received 501(c)(3) status in 1999.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Pets can be met during our adoption events (mostly on Saturdays) or by arrangements with the foster family.

Our Adoption Process...

All of our adoptions require submission of an application which is processed and and must be approved by our adoption coordinator. Potential adopters then take the animal on a trial (minimum of 2 weeks) before the adoption is finalized. This helps to ensure a good fit between the adopting family and the animal. All animals must be up to date on all vaccinations, spayed/neutered, and microchipped before the adoption can be finalized. Adoption fee is $225 for dogs, $115 for cats.